The blue and yellow buses are in the Transport for Ireland livery and include features such as; priority seats, dedicated wheelchair space, designated child buggy space, USB sockets as well as complimentary Wi-Fi for passengers. All of the new vehicles have the latest Euro 6 emissions certificate which reduces carbon emissions by up to 90% compared to those in 2000, continuing Bus Éireann’s investment in sustainable solutions in towns and cities across Ireland. There are a total of 78 vehicles of this type now in operation across the country, 57 in the Western Region and 35 in the North West.
The new vehicles will operate on the following routes:
Route 450: Dooagh (The Pub) – Louisburgh (Hudson’s Pantry)
Route 423: Clifden (The Library) – Westport Railway Station
Route 456: Castlebar-Westport-Ballinrobe-Kilmaine-Headford-Galway
Route 422: Castlebar-Headford
Route 440: Athlone-Westport
Route 420: Castlebar-Pontoon-Ballina
Bus Éireann employs 112 people in Ballina and operates 330 daily trips across Mayo, Sligo and Donegal.
Pictured From to left to right: Bus Éireann drivers; Tina Loftus Chambers, Margaret Cafferkey, Gerard Feeney, Thomas Goldrick and Brendan Duffy.